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Who is in charge of your diabetes?
I take total control of my diabetes and health care team.
 
I let the doctors take the lead but I stay in step the whole way.
 
I have a family member (or other caregiver) who is working with me and my doctors.
 
I prefer to do as much myself as possible.
 
My doctors/caregiver have the bulk of the responsibility.
 
It's a tug-of-war!
 
It feels like the diabetes is in control.
 

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by Lindsey Guerin
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...